Dozens of lacking individuals instances are featured on Edinburgh Live each month, as we share police appeals in a bid to unfold phrase far and huge.
Whereas most of those individuals are discovered inside a matter of days, there are lacking individuals instances which have gone unsolved for many years in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Right here we check out a few of these individuals who have by no means been discovered – together with a person who went lacking from his house in Fife 27 years in the past.
Allan Bryant went missing in Glenrothes, Fife, seven years in the past.
The then 23-year-old was final seen on CCTV leaving a nightclub in Caskiberran Highway at round 2am on Sunday, 3 November 2013.
Hours earlier he had been at an engagement occasion at Leslie Golf Membership, and had gone on to Styx nightclub at round midnight.
He left the membership, which is round a mile from his house, at 2.02am. He hasn’t been seen since. In depth searches of the world, and appeals by members of the family, are but to end in any new data.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Houliston of the Main Investigation Staff stated: “We stay dedicated to making an attempt to get solutions for Allan’s household and any new particulars that we obtain will likely be absolutely investigated.
“I’d urge anybody who might maintain data which may help us, regardless of how small it might sound, to report this as quickly as doable.”
He’s described as being white, 5ft 6ins tall, medium construct, with brief brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on each arms. When final seen, he was sporting a Voi t-shirt with three bands of color – navy on the highest, gray within the center and white on the underside, dark-coloured denim denims and gray leather-based plimsolls.
Those that could possibly assist can name Police Scotland on 101 or e mail [email protected]
Alexander ‘Sandy’ Joseph Clarke
Alexander ‘Sandy’ Joseph Clarke additionally went lacking in Fife in 2013. The 37-year-old was final seen leaving Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and strolling alongside Hayfield Highway at round 2am on Tuesday, 4 Could.
Investigating officers stated: “Our concern is the period of time that he has been lacking. We’re very eager to talk to anybody who might have seen him, or had contact with him, and are interesting on to his buddies and associates.
“In depth enquiries have already been carried out, however we’re searching for that piece of the puzzle that may lead us to Sandy and ensure he’s secure and effectively.”
He was carrying two Sports activities Direct baggage filled with clothes, and is described as being 5ft 10ins tall and of slim or common construct. He has tattoos on each arms and a tattoo of a lady’s identify on his neck. On the time police stated he had brief, barely receding brown hair.
Anybody with data, please contact native officers in Kirkcaldy through 101.
John Coleman went lacking in Leith Avenue, Edinburgh, greater than 11 years in the past. Police Scotland say he additionally goes by the names of Daniel O’Connell and Sean O’Connell, and he is identified to dwell tough and journey across the UK and Eire.
He was reported lacking on Could 1, 2009, having final been seen at a hostel.
His sister Linda Leslie fears foul play may have been involved, as John was homeless on the time of his disappearance.
She advised Edinburgh Dwell earlier this 12 months: “It is the not understanding that is the killer. I really feel deep in my coronary heart that he is gone.
“I believe somebody’s performed one thing to him as a result of that is the life he led.”
The final description of John stated he was round 5ft 9ins tall with brown hair.
He has two distinctive tattoos on his left arm, one studying “John” and one other with a rose, dagger and Irish harp.
Anybody with data on his whereabout can contact Police Scotland through 101.
Kenneth George Jones
Kenneth George Jones was aged 18 when he went lacking in Glenrothes in 1998. He was final seen leaving his house tackle on Ancrum Courtroom at 7am.
In depth enquiries have since been carried out however there have been no confirmed sightings of him within the final 22 years.
Fife Lacking Particular person Coordinator Sergeant Peter Wordie stated: “This case is topic to common evaluation and Kenneth’s mom and Aunt have by no means given up hope of discovering him. The Lacking Folks Charity have labored intently with them all through the years to attempt to hold Kenneth’s disappearance within the public eye. They’ve reproduced a picture not too long ago which provides an artist impression on how Kenneth might look within the current day. He will likely be in his 40s.
“I’d urge anybody who recognises the picture or believes they might have seen Kenneth to please contact us as quickly as doable through 101.”
He’s described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, with brief darkish brown hair. He was final seen sporting a black blouson type leather-based jacket with zipped entrance, black denims, yellow and inexperienced trainers carrying a small black/blue rucksack. He has a small scar underneath his proper eye.
Peter McGuire has been lacking for 27-years, however there have been newer developments in his case.
He was aged 21 when he vanished from his house in Excessive Valleyfield, Fife, on 27 January 1993. Later that day he was seen leaving Carnegie Swimming pool, and his automobile was then discovered close to the Forth Highway Bridge.
There have been few developments in his case till November 2016, when it emerged a person utilizing Peter’s identify and date of beginning had been residing tough in Hastings, England. Police have been notified and it emerged the person had rapidly moved on, probably to London.
Additional investigations have been carried out in a bid to determine the person utilizing Peter’s identify and date of beginning.
In 2016 Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan from Dunfermline CID stated: “Presently, we have no idea if the person down south is certainly the Peter McGuire who went lacking from Excessive Valleyfield nevertheless he offered data which prompt data of Peter’s circumstances.
“As such we’re conducting an intensive investigation and liaising with our colleagues on the related police forces to attempt to determine and communicate to this particular person.
“Members of the general public who dwell in any of the areas presently concerned on this inquiry and who consider they’ve helpful data are requested to contact police instantly, significantly these residing and dealing inside the homeless networks.
“We might additionally ask that if Peter McGuire turns into conscious of this attraction then he comes ahead to talk with us. I want to stress our precedence is confirming if Peter is secure and effectively, and we is not going to disclose his whereabouts to another particular person towards his needs.”
In an announcement issued by way of Police Scotland, Peter’s household stated: “Peter you’re a massive a part of our lives that’s lacking and the ache of that has by no means gone away. All of us love you a lot and fear about you daily. Please Peter discover it in your self to get in contact.
“It will be a blessing to listen to from you. We might love so that you can be part of our lives once more in any method you select, your phrases, your tempo, one step at a time. We’re right here for you, our doorways will all the time be open for you. God bless you Peter and know that you’re cherished by us all so very a lot.”
These with data can contact Dunfermline Police Station through 101.
Thomas Saunders went lacking in Edinburgh virtually two years in the past. The 58-year-old’s automobile, a blue Volkswagen Golf GTi, registration quantity S274 OGB, was found, apparently deserted, close to to a forestry monitor in Ardgartan, Argyll and Bute. So far, regardless of intensive enquiries, no hint of him has been discovered.
The final confirmed sighting was on the Premier Inn in Leith on Sunday, 16 December 2018. He was seen driving from the resort automobile park within the Volkswagen Golf. Whereas it isn’t identified what route he took, or when he traveled to Argyll and Bute, the automobile is believed to have been on the location it was discovered since Tuesday, 18 or Wednesday, 19 of December 2018.
Chief Inspector Douglas Wilson, space commander for Dunoon stated on the time: “It’s not uncommon for Thomas to not be in contact repeatedly along with his household or buddies nevertheless, as every day passes with out contact we have gotten more and more involved for his wellbeing.
“I’m asking anybody who recognises his description and who might have seen him to contact Police Scotland as a matter of urgency. If you understand Thomas and have any data the place he’s or might have been since he was final seen I’d urge you to return ahead.
“If anybody in Arrochar or wider Argyll and Bute remembers seeing Thomas’s distinctive automobile being pushed within the space please tell us. If any drivers have dashcam footage or if there are walkers or cyclists who might have unknowingly captured Thomas on a GoPro kind digital camera I’d urge them to examine their system and if there’s something that may assist our enquiries, contact police. I’d additionally ask any hill walkers and cyclists to help us by sharing this data and film of Thomas on their very own social media accounts.
“In depth police enquiries have been ongoing, together with searches by the drive’s marine unit and helicopter, and I’m additionally grateful for the help of the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Staff in our efforts to find Thomas.
“Lastly, I’d say to Thomas himself that if he see or hears our appeals please tell us you’re secure.”
He’s described as being white, medium construct, with inexperienced eyes and brief white/greying hair. He might not be clear shaven.
Anybody with data ought to contact Police Scotland through 101. Incident quantity 1270 of 28 December 2018 refers.
Along with the long-term lacking folks instances, Police Scotland have additionally, in latest days, issued appeals to hint the next folks.
He was final seen at round 8.45pm on Sunday (November 15) within the Lumphinnans space. He’s believed to be driving a black and crimson colored, Honda CBR 600 motorcycle, with the registration, SF51 FYT.
Police described him as white, round 5 ft. 9 inches in peak, with a slim construct, very brief, darkish/greying hair. He has a goatee beard and usually wears glasses.
David Clark is from Paisley however is understood to repeatedly go to Edinburgh. The 48-year-old was reported lacking at round 5.30pm on Wednesday, 18 November. He was noticed within the Ralston space in a white Volkswagen UP with the registration SK17 MFA.
He’s described as white, 6ft 3ins in peak and of slim construct. He has brief, dark-coloured hair with a beard and moustache. He’s considered sporting a black padded gilet and a black beanie hat.
Anybody with data on his whereabouts is requested to contact Paisley Police Workplace by way of 101 quoting reference quantity 2135 of 19 November.